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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) - Bières de Chimay S.A.

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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

5,921 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,921
Reviews: 2,134
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 236
Gots: 537 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Bières de Chimay S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2001)
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fx20736

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Goblet. Served directly from the cellar, so approximately 60-63f.

A beautiful color between Claret and Umber or a few shades deeper than a fine Sherry. Noticeable carbonation provides a thick Cappuchino colored head that takes a long time to settle and leaves a creamy coat of lacing.

A dark fruit nose reminiscent of Dates and Figs with some alcohol esters and a molasses like sweetness and just a whiff of hops.

A soft and supple mouthfeel which glides effortlessly around the tongue.

Malty, sweet and boozy, lots of dark fruits here including some dark cherry and some tongue tipped bitterness on the fade. As the beer warms a burnt toffee edge creeps in.

Notes: I had planned to cellar until the Holidays but couldn't resist so I took this cool Autumn day and popped the cork. So glad I tried this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 17:33:16 | More by fx20736
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Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue) from Bières de Chimay S.A.
96 out of 100 based on 5,921 ratings.